Friday, May 22, 2020


Today's prompt for the May Shelter & Share Photo Challenge was "What's Cooking: Favorite quarantine dish." I thought it would be fun to take a picture with a 1:9 scale cookbook...
or twelve.
I've made tiny books before, so I knew this was possible.
I typed "miniature cookbook printables" into Google, and fell into a rabbit hole of encyclopedic proportions.
One cookbook turned into so many books.
Most of them are prop books, but a few actually have readable pages.
And yes, there are three separate copies of Black Beauty, which is the same number that I have in my full scale library.
Here's the official photo. It looks like Maeve is going to prepare a liquid dinner.
There are a lot of things I miss about the Before Times, and my local library is one of them. I guess I'll have to keep on making tiny books until it's safe to browse those quiet shelves again.


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    1. I have a few here that did not quite make the cut quality-wise. You are welcome to them if you'd like them.

  2. Hah! I have a real table exactly like your 1/9th scale table! Did you sneak in and miniaturize mine along with the books? ;O)

  3. It looks so hard to make tiny books! I should try sometime.

    1. The best way to start is to buy a printable book download on Etsy. There are lots of choices, most in the $3-$4 range. These are properly sized and come with directions. All you need to do is download, print, cut and glue. Once you get the hang of it, you can use google or Pinterest to find more covers.